For some of us, cold weather is regarded as a mere nuisance; for others, it’s a fun time filled with winter joys; and still others will find this time of bone-chilling weather and huge piles of snow a veritable nightmare to endure.
Whatever your viewpoint on winter, one thing remains the same for all of us with pets: it’s a time when our pets need a little extra care.
1. In or Out
You might want to keep your pets indoors during the freezing months, especially if you live in bitterly cold areas.
2. Bare Naked Truth
If you must keep your pet outdoors, consider this: Would a coat alone keep you warm against the elements? Well, your pet’s fur coat isn’t enough protection for your pet during winter provide your dog with a warm, dry, and draft free shelter outside.
3. No More Frozen Dinners
Because it takes more energy to stay warm when it’s cold, outdoor animals eat more during the winter. Fresh, running water is vital for maintaining your pet’s health. Keep an eye on the water bowls and make sure it doesn’t freeze over.
4. Latest Fad Diet
Indoor animals, meanwhile, have different dietary needs. They conserve energy by sleeping more in the winter. Dogs and cats also exercise much less when they do go outside, so you may need to adjust the amount of food accordingly.